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21 Stamford Rd, Stamford PE9 3NS, England
01780 756321
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pretentious and false.

Oh such a shame. I was looking forward to meeting an aunt I hadn't seen for a while and this 'experience' just ruined it. Overpriced. Not great food. Staff seem to be more interested in swearing in the Kitchen than actually tending to their customers ( there were 2 other tables here when we dined... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Leah S
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Kettering, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Oh such a shame. I was looking forward to meeting an aunt I hadn't seen for a while and this 'experience' just ruined it. Overpriced. Not great food. Staff seem to be more interested in swearing in the Kitchen than actually tending to their customers ( there were 2 other tables here when we dined and none of us were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is our second family visit, and we still think the same. We love the food, we love the atmosphere however the service is slightly ordered chaos. We have a sense of humour and found what others have found tedious, quite entertaining. Five waiting staff could quite happily cover this, instead three disorganized headless chickens make a floor show that... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Enjoyed lunch for 10 family members this Saturday. Started in the relaxed bar area whilst we all found something to order off the simple but enticing menu. Service was friendly and timely as we then moved to eat in the "snug" area of the restaurant which is just secluded enough so we could converse without annoying other diners! All the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The chef and front of house staff changed shortly before Christmas. As locals we tried the new set up this week. Firstly the food was good- congrats to the chef - but the hostess/waitress service was the worst of Fawlty Towers! Intrusive, over- familiar and loud - so much so that we didn't prolong the experience with pudding and fled... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went for a big family dinner last night with friends and family who had all travelled distances to get there. Sadly the Exeter Arms did not impress. Simply, the food was poor and showed little or no imagination, small portions and high prices, service was appalling at times, some staff were very rude and we were left for considerable amounts... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Unfortunately the quality of the food at this gastro pub has gone down and it doesn't represent value for money.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Cosy. I have visited here twice now and both times we were treated wonderfully. The food is good hearty pub grub with GLAMOUR. It's such a down to earth environment, I'm sure we'll go back again.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Last year we dined here two nights in a row with visitors from abroad, the food was excellent with service to match. We thought something was amiss when we noticed the restaurant was empty last night. The menu was very limited and uninspiring. We opted for main courses only and were all extremely disappointed with the quality of the food.

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This place had come highly recommended but it was a huge dissapointment. Firstly, we were literally ignored by the staff. We were there about 15 minutes before we were even asked for a drinks order. We were then told the kitchen were too busy to take our food order so we had to wait for them to calm down. If... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

wonderful lunch, wonderful service. very pleasant way in which to spend a Sunday afternoon! food marvelous too !!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Stamford Rd, Stamford PE9 3NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: 01780 756321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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